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Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

TitleSocial Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSmith-Yoshimura, K
Corporate AuthorsGroup, RLGPSMW
Date Published2012
ISBN Number1-55653-442-6
URLhttp://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-02.pdf
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The Social Metadata Working Group consisted of 21 staff from libraries, archives, and museums and was led by OCLC program officer Karen Smith-Yoshimura. Together, the group reviewed dozens of social media sites and analyzed success metrics, content, policy, and vocabulary issues as well as issues that will need to be resolved to take full advantage of the array of potential user contributions by sharing them on the network level. The working group also conducted a survey to identify the factors that contribute to successful—and not so successful—use of social metadata. The group's findings and recommendations have been issued in a series of three reports, available here.